(1) Wu,Shirley - Ansell,Alan [B19]
New Zealand Major Open 2010 Auckland (7.3), 08.01.2010



1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.Nf3 Nd7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Ngf6 11.Bf4 Qa5+ 12.Bd2 Qc7 13.c4 e6 14.Rc1
?! A questionable move- white gives up the opportunity to castle queenside, where he(/she) usually castles in this variation.

14...Bd6 15.Ne4 Be7
!? I retur n my valuable black bisop to e7, hoping that white will capture on f6, when I may recapture with the bishop and castle Queenside with play against whites d4 pawn.

16.Ng3
?!

16...0-0 17.Bc3 Rad8
Preparing to declare war against the d4 pawn with a move like ...c5 or maybe even ...e5

18.Qc2 Rfe8 19.Ne5
White foregoes her last chance to safeguard her king by castling. However, this means sacrificing the h-pawn: 19.0-0 Bd6 20.Ne4 Nxh5. Still, I believe it is a better option, as whites king turns out to be very exposed.

19...c5 20.Qe2
(20.Nxd7 is perhaps slightly better)

20...cxd4 21.Bxd4 Bb4+
The white king is knocked out of position (22.Bc3 Bxc3+ 23.Rxc3 Qxe5 wins a piece)

22.Kf1 Bd6 23.Nxd7 Nxd7 24.Qg4 Ne5 25.Qe2 Nc6
Black wins a pawn and shatters whites king protection.

26.Be3 Bxg3 27.fxg3 Qxg3 28.Rh3 Qe5
With the plan of Nc6-d4-f5, where the knight is excellently posted.

29.Qg4 Nd4
h6 is taboo- 30.Bxh6 Qf6+ picks up the Bishop

30.Bf2 Nf5
From here the knight controls important squares and completely blocks any attack that white might cobble together in desperation.

31.Qe2 Qf4 32.Re1 Rd2
Black has acheived complete domination. Now he comes in for the kill...

33.Rf3 Qg5 34.Qe4 Red8 35.Rf4 R2d4
!

36.Rg4
? White blunders a rook under terrible time pressure. The best response would have been to sacrifice the exchange with 36. Rxf5 exf5 37. Qxd4 Rxd4 38. Bxd4, even though black gets two more pawns after 38... Qf4+ 39. Bf2 Qxc4+ 40. Kg1 Qxa2

36...Qxg4
White resigns 0-1 0-1